From medical records to a card of bingo, many details of Welsh life are legally constrained to be conveyed in English. Within dramatic landscapes and towns that appear little more than beachfronts or post-industrial relics, vibrant Welsh communities negotiate their cultural distinctiveness. Still, these cynefin remain occupied: National parks and castles are tourist attractions but embody historic and current political subjugation. Tourism nonetheless contributes to livelihoods within these growing communities. It invariably forfeits the role of the national, minority language: ‘shaped by people to serve as repositories for cultural knowledge…transmittable across generations' (Harrison, 2007). Cynefin explores these themes, a collaborative, intertextual work, resisting a single ‘telling’. Its realism compels attention to the cultural distinctiveness forfeit to quiet erosion.
Jeff Black • Thomas Bryant • Anita Chaudhuri • Nicholas Holt • Paul Lewis • Tom Lucas • Annapurna Mellor • Tolly Robinson • Alex Schneideman • Heidi Kawai Smith • Emma Wilson •